Death of Awlachew Ayele ruled a homicide

The Medical Examiner ruled on Wednesday that the cause of death for a 66-year-old man found after a fire was extinguished is homicide.

Awlachew Ayele was found by emergency workers responding to a report of a fire in the 1100 block of Queen St., NE. on Jan. 26.

An autopsy revealed Ayele died from smoke and soot inhalation, and other “significant” facts in his death included blunt-force injuries.

Police have not yet released any suspect information.




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